February 2016

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Eliminating Fleas and Ticks

Keeping canines free of fleas and ticks is a booming business, as manufacturers continue to develop a wide range of treatments to effectively tackle dogs’ pesky pest problems.

Natural Pet Food Evolution

Natural dog and cat foods have many attributes that manufacturers and retailers are eager to communicate to consumers.

Pet Feeders of the Future

It is 2016, and even Fido is going high-tech. Automated feeders and fountains offer opportunities for retailers to rethink the standard category.

The Perfect Packaged Diet

With the proliferation of packaged fish diets on the market these days, hobbyists are turning to retailers for help in finding the most ideal products for their fish.

Avoiding Animal Bites

Bites from a beloved herptilian pet, while relatively infrequent, are always a possibility, so retailers and pet owners alike need to know how to both avoid and treat animal bites.

Feline Friendly Grooming

While cats are indeed known for their tidy ways, it is sometimes necessary for pet owners to lend their felines a little assist in the grooming area.

Having a Hay Day

By educating owners of small herbivores about the importance of grass hay in their pets’ diets, retailers can help ensure the health of these popular pets.

Dog Treats: A Delicious Opportunity

Dog treats are not just great tasting, they’ve become more functional, giving dog owners the ability to better match treat to lifestyle and pet specialty retailers the chance to ring up higher sales.

Singing Their Praises

Finches and canaries, with their multitude of winning characteristics from vibrant colors to singing abilities, make wonderful pets for the right owners.

Shedding Solutions

Understanding the ins and outs of shedding—and knowing how to curb, control and clean up after it—is instrumental to making it a non-issue.

The Top 25 Pet Retailers in North America

The latest edition of Pet Business’ Top 25 Retailers list is populated with powerhouse pet store chains that continue to grow by leaps and bounds.

Strength in Numbers

In an industry undergoing a wave of consolidation, Whitebridge Pet Brands aims to preserve and support the ingenuity of small companies.

Keeping the Herp Trade Healthy

PIJAC’s Herp Subcommittee is working hard to safeguard herptile owners and the businesses they support.

Predictions from the Desert

What does one economist's optimistic outlook for the U.S. economy mean to your business and the pet industry overall?

A Widening Gulf

Could the phenomenal growth of regional pet store chains ultimately have a negative impact on the broader pet industry?

Zipping Along

ZippyPaws continues to grow and innovate with an exciting selection of toys and outdoor gear for dogs, says designer and vice president Jen Cao.

Spread the Health

A new study commissioned by The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation indicates that pet ownership leads to healthier humans.

Better Nutrition for Better Health

Brookside Barkery & Bath has combined polished merchandising and marketing with a holistic approach to nutrition to reach the forefront of the pet wellness movement in Kansas City, Mo.
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